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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2011, 12:04:13 am »
Yeah. I got my e-mail.

It seems my garden bird selection is very very boringly average for Berkshire.
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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2011, 12:26:23 am »
Yeah. I got my e-mail.

It seems my garden bird selection is very very boringly average for Berkshire.

I've not received an e-mail.  :(
Perhaps they didn't believe my count.  Unfortunately, I was in Brum that w/e.  My count for the hour was zero.  :(
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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2011, 12:27:46 am »
Did you tick or untick (I've forgotten which way round it was) the box?
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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2011, 12:30:56 am »
No idea.

 :facepalm:
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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2011, 07:24:44 pm »
I wish they'd done it about 2 weeks later.  On the day we managed a totally miserable total (albeit not quite as miserable as that achieved by Basil in Brum) but then about 2 weeks later suddenly the numbers of birds in the garden practically trebled overnight.  Since then we've had waxwings, brambling, goldcrest, goldfinch and even a buzzard.  But still no house sparrows.  (There are plenty about, just not visiting us).
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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2012, 11:04:56 am »
Anyone doing this this year ?

A beautiful sunny morning here in EH13, temp about zero.  My tally for the last hour -

blue tit 2
robin 2
chaffinch 2
bullfinch 4
siskin 3
collared dove 3
woodpigeon 3
great tit 1
coal tit 2
dunnock 2
magpie 1
gs woodpecker 1
jackdaw 4
redwing 1

(Numbers are max at any one time)
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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2012, 03:52:30 pm »
We've had all the tits (great, blue, long-tailed and coal), the usual horde of greenfinches and chaffinches, seven goldfinches at a time, a small flock of redwings (!), a crow, a jackdaw, a magpie (common as muck here), lots of fat woodpigeons, a collared dove, a dunnock, a wren, some house sparrows, a few robins but no bullfinches today.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2012, 09:41:39 am »
Intending to do this today.

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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2012, 12:53:04 pm »
The scores:

2 blackbirds
2 blue tits
1 crow
7 chaffinches
1 dunnock
10 feral pigeons
17 goldfinches
1 greenfinch
4 house sparrows
2 jackdaws
1 magpie
1 robin
1 woodpigeon
1 herring gull

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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2012, 03:33:55 pm »
3 robins
2 magpies
5 bullfinches
4 great tits
6 blue tits
2 GS woodpeckers
1 pied wagtail
7 pheasants
3 buzzards
1 kestrel
1 treecreeper
Some goldfinches

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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2012, 05:47:02 pm »
My score:
2 house sparrows
1 dunnock
3 magpies
5 jackdaw
6 blue tit
4 great tit
1 robin
3 blackbirds
2 redwing
12 long-tailed tits
4 woodpigeons
2 collared doves
3 feral pigeons
3 carrion crows
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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2012, 05:49:23 pm »
And two pairs of bullfinches turned up today, after we'd done the count  ::-)

At one point there was a clattering of 18 jackdaws out in the street; I think they'd decided to gerrymander the results by visiting every garden within an hour.
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RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2013, 11:01:20 am »
Just a heads up for the RSPB garden birdwatch this w/e  http://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch/

I need to stock up on some bird food.
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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2013, 11:15:40 pm »
Where were all the birds today?

Our ever-reliable blackbird turned up, but bugger-all else.
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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2013, 11:24:49 pm »
Missed it this year  :(

Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2013, 09:17:08 am »
A very poor 1 blackbird, 2 wood pigeons and a robin. The long-tailed tits that were in abundance have disappeared since the cold snap. Warwick, CV34.
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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #41 on: January 29, 2013, 09:34:04 pm »
My smallest and least varied collection to date on Saturday. 1 Blue Tit, 4 Woodpigeons, 4 Magpies & 6 Jackdaws.

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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2014, 09:04:15 pm »
It's that time of year again  :thumbsup: Unfortunately, I won't be around to take part this year.

Post your scores on the doors over the weekend.

Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2014, 09:14:09 pm »
I shall do mine tomorrow before the deluge that will arrive on Sunday. This year we've had sparrows for the first time since we moved here and a couple of starlings as well as the usual suspects. Hopefully they will all appear.
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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2014, 03:58:57 pm »
1 male, 1 female blackbird; 2 blue tits; 1 blackcap; 1 magpie; 1 robin; 1 house sparrow and one robbing git of a grey squirrel on borrowed time.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2014, 04:05:54 pm »
This morning was sunny with lots of birds on the feeders.
Tomorrow will be wet and windy.
So we sat down this afternoon for our hour.
After twenty minutes MrsC calls downstairs (one of us watches from upstairs and one from downstairs to cover the whole garden) "is this worth it?"
By then I'd seen one jackdaw.  We will try again tomorrow. I know 'nil' returns are equally valid, but wouldn't be a true reflection of the birds we get here.
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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2014, 07:45:03 pm »
Didn't get round to doing mine today.
So will attempt it tomorrow, despite the yellow weather warning for snow and rain and ice  :P

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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2015, 11:29:48 am »

Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2015, 07:48:42 pm »
I notice you can do it online now. My niger seeds didn't arrive on time, so the mealworms have been liberally put into feeders along with the ground up peanuts, raisins and bird seed mix. At least the blackbirds will be happy. I'll aim to put water into the baths, if frozen, and start early tomorrow.
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Re: RSPB garden birdwatch...
« Reply #49 on: January 24, 2015, 07:23:17 am »
We've recently moved house and inherited a garden which was already equipped with a multitude of bird feeders. Since moving in I have filled the feeders with mealworms, black sunflower seeds, peanuts and suet balls and installed a new bird table in the flowerbed.

The only bird life we have had visit the feeders so far is one magpie, one wood pigeon, two collared doves and a squirrel.  :facepalm:

How does this counting thing work? From my window I can see across a set of other gardens and an unmade road and usually count a robin, three blackbirds, a mistle thrush, another magpie and countless little things that love Number Nine's garden and never venture out of it. Can I count them?
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